I get a weird pit in my stomach when certain songs pop up on Pandora, or when I watch an episode of an anime series that really resonates with me. And while I do happen to have some sort of stomach bug at the moment, I don’t think that’s what it is. I am going
When you become a parent, you don’t change completely. You change, yes, but it’s more that being a parent becomes an aspect of you. YOU do not change. You are still yourself, fundamentally. Even as parenting shapes you over time, you never lose yourself entirely. Instead of trading in your old identity for the
I feel like I should, by virtue of the fact that I, myself, am a mom blogger. But I don’t read other mom blogs, or dad blogs. Really, I’m slowly losing interest in reading on the interwebs about random people’s parenting experiences, for reasons that, until now, I haven’t really thought that hard about. Contrasting
1. SOMETIMES YOU FEEL LIKE A NUT … I know Melissa just posted about this frequent CTWM topic, but it turns out that my three year old has food allergies. So my brain has been dwelling on her and the myriad forms I’m being required to fill out (for two separate school-day/child care programs).
My sister is in town from Chicago this week, for a last visit to Connecticut before moving to California to take a tenure-track assistant professor position. She is dissertating (is that a verb?) this summer to get her Ph.D. in political science. She is 29, and I am 34. At 29, I was getting married